At Arla, we do so much more than make some of the world’s favorite dairy products. We make healthy taste delicious, mornings worth getting up for and family dinners unforgettable. Arla®, Puck® and Lurpak® – names like these make us a vital, natural part of modern life in over 100 countries around the world. There are 1,200 employees in the Middle East and North Africa and 19,000 global employees at the heart of our business. Every single one of us plays an important role and together we build on our 10bn Euros turnover and establish our position as one of the largest dairy companies in the world.
Are you ready for a high-profile challenge in a rapidly changing environment in Qatar? This could be a grand opportunity for you to unfold your leadership skills in an exciting environment full of opportunities. You will live in Qatar, and our office in Doha will be your office base. The position reports to the General Manager for UAE, Oman and Qatar (UOQ) and you will be part to the UOQ Management Team.
You set ambitious growth strategies – deliver and adhere to them
As Country Manager you will have overall responsibility for 55 employees in the operation of Arla Foods in Qatar and for delivering ambitious strategic marketing and sales targets. This includes ensuring compliance with the overall UOQ business strategy. One of your prime objectives will be to make sure that the business targets are met, and for this you lead, coach and develop the management team to achieve maximum performance. Arla Foods has entered into a joint venture partnership, and one of your objectives will be to facilitate smooth cooperation with our local partner. Moreover, you develop and establish relationships with other key stakeholders – at local and regional levels – to ensure that Arla’s business is protected and further developed. All in all, you will have a tremendous chance to pursue your dreams of working in a truly international and fast-growing environment.
Energy, FMCG experience and interest for delivering results
Your CV shows a relevant high-level education and specialisation within business administration, commerce or an equivalent area. Your theoretical background has been complemented with solid training within the FMCG industry covering at least 7 years’ management, marketing and sales experience. Your managerial style is enthusiastic and motivating, you know what it takes to make things happen – and you are willing to take decisive action. Going the extra mile to be a success comes naturally to you, and if you perform well, this job could be a stepping stone for your future career in Arla Foods. Lastly, you must be proficient in written and spoken English and have strong financial and IT skills.
Application and Contact
Please apply no later than 28 July 2017. All applications will be dealt with in the strictest of confidence.
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